SA Space & Physics Vol 4 Issue 5

Space & Physics

Volume 4, Issue 5

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Future Space Travel Might Require Mushrooms

Mycologist Paul Stamets discusses the potential extraterrestrial uses of fungi, including terraforming planets, building human habitats—and providing psilocybin therapy to astronauts

Star Trek's Warp Drive Leads to New Physics

Researchers are taking a closer look at this science-fiction staple—and bringing the idea a little closer to reality

AI Designs Quantum Physics Experiments beyond What Any Human Has Conceived

Originally built to speed up calculations, a machine-learning system is now making shocking progress at the frontiers of experimental quantum physics

This Report Could Make or Break the Next 30 Years of U.S. Astronomy

A battle for the future of American stargazing is about to begin—and the stakes are sky high

A Deep Math Dive into Why Some Infinities Are Bigger Than Others

The size of certain infinite sets has been a mystery. Now, it turns out, each one is different than the next, and they can all be ordered by size


From the Editor
The Power of the Headline
To Understand UAP, We Need Megapixel Imagery
What God, Quantum Mechanics and Consciousness Have in Common
Astronomer Vera Rubin Taught Me about Dark Matter--and about How to Live Life
Learning to Live in Steven Weinberg's Pointless Universe
Singularities Can Exist Outside Black Holes--in Other Universes
Astronomers Thrill at Giant Comet Flying into Our Solar System
China Is Pulling Ahead in Global Quantum Race, New Studies Suggest